TWELFTH GENERATION


3668. Pierre MELANSON/MÉLANÇON dit LAVERDURE was born in France. He established his home in Port Royal, near Chevreuil, Acadie. He married Priscilla ? around 1631 in England. He died in New England during the winter of 1676-1677. (2)

3669. Priscilla ? was born around 1602. She was probably Scottish. Her second marriage was to Capt. William Wright on 18 April 1680 in Boston MA. She died in New England at the beginning of 1692. (2)

Children were:

child650 ii. Charles MELANSON dit LA RAMÉE was born around 1643. He married Marie DUGAS (Abraham & Marguerite DOUCET around 1663 or before 31 December 1687 in Acadie. He died in 1700 or 1701 in Port-Royal. (1)(2)

i. Pierre MELANSON dit LAVERDURE was born around 1632. He married Marguerite MIUS d"ENTREMONT (Philippe & Madeleine HÉLIE) around 1665. Marguerite was born around 1650; she died in St-Charles-des-Mines after the Census 1714. He died after the Census 1714 in St-Charles-des-Mines. (2)

Children were: Philllipe (c1666-c1696-1774); Cécile (c1668-c1687-1753); Pierre dit Pedro (c1670-c1695-?); Marie (c1673--c1694-?); Marguerite (c1676-c1696-1744); Élisabeth (Isabelle) (c1679-c1696&1709-c1719); Jean (c1681-c1701-?); Madeleine (1684-1702-?); Anne (1686-1705-?); Paul (c1691-1712-?); son (c1693-d.c1707). (2)
Philippe & Marie DUGAS had 11 children: Joseph, Madeleine, Marie, 2 unnamed daughters, Marguerite, Angélique, Anne-Marie, Philippe, Pierre, Marguerite-Josèphe. (2)

Pierre dit Pedro & Marie BLANCHARD had 11 children: Marie-Madeleine, Élisabeth, Marguerite, unnamed daughter, Cécile, Jeanne, unnamed daughter, Françoise, Pierre, unnamed son, Joseph. (2)

Jean & Marguerite DUGAS had 10 children: Marguerite, Jean-Baptiste, Paul, Pierre, Marie-Josèphe, Alexandre, Jacques, Madleine, Cécile, Étienne. (2)

iii. Jean (John) MELLESON dit LAVERDURE married Sarah ? around 1680. (2)

Children were born in Boston: John was born on 30 December 1681; Samuel was born on 26 July 1683. Zachary was born on 28 June 1685. Sarah was born on 13 February 1687. William was born on 23 January 1689. (2)

Pierre (father) was a French prostestant who married during his exile in England an English lady named Priscilla. He was brought to Acadie with his family by Thomas Temple in the spring of 1657. Pierre, Priscilla and their youngest daughter retired to Boston after the Brédat Treaty in 1667. The other two sons, married to Acadians, remained in Acadia. La Mothe-Cadillac related that the two sons were Scottish married to two French women. (2)

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(1) PRDH, Certificat d'union No. 9700
(2) Stephen A. White, Ditionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes, Centre d'Études Acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999, p. 1145-1166.